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|Above the Rim – The Soundtrack|
| Soundtrack album by |
|Released||March 22, 1994|
|Death Row Records chronology|
|Singles from Above the Rim –The Soundtrack|
|Entertainment Weekly||A+ |
Above the Rim –The Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1994 film of the same name. The soundtrack,released by Death Row and Interscope Records on March 22,1994,was executive produced by Suge Knight. Dr. Dre acted as supervising producer on the project.
Six tapes were released for the soundtrack's promotion.[ citation needed ] The album was able to garner critical praise and obtain commercial success,a feat not easily accomplished for soundtracks in general,and hip hop-based soundtracks in particular.[ citation needed ] The album shipped over two million copies and won the Soundtrack of the Year award at the 1995 Source Awards.  The cassette version of the soundtrack contained three bonus tracks that could not fit on the CD due to time constraints:"Pain" by 2Pac (with Stretch),"Mi Monie Rite!" by Lord G,and "Loyal to the Game" by 2Pac,Treach from Naughty By Nature,and Riddler.[ citation needed ] The bonus track,"Pain" was initially rejected for use in the film by Dr. Dre. However,at the request of recording engineer Norman Whitfield Jr.,the track was recut and remixed for the film by record producer,Isaias Gamboa.[ citation needed ] Under Death Row,Above the Rim soundtrack was the third album under the label to reach number-one on the R&B Albums chart where it stayed for ten nonconsecutive weeks[ citation needed ] (Heavy D &the Boyz's Nuttin' But Love interrupted that streak for one week),while it went to second place on the Billboard 200 chart. Track 13 is a sensual remake of Rev. Al Green's classic "I'm Still In Love With You" by R&B recording artist Al B. Sure! [ citation needed ]
|1.||"Anything (Allstar Remix)" (SWV)||Brian Morgan, Allen "ALLSTAR" Gordon||4:07|
|2.||"Old Time's Sake" (Sweet Sable)||Nikke Nikole||4:20|
|3.||"Part Time Lover" (H-Town)||DeVante Swing||4:08|
|4.||"Big Pimpin'" (Tha Dogg Pound featuring Nate Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nanci Fletcher, and Dwight DeLemond Williams)||Dat Nigga Daz||3:58|
|5.||"Didn't Mean to Turn You On" (2nd II None)||2nd II None, DJ Quik||4:38|
|6.||"Doggie Style" (D.J. Rogers)||Suamana Brown||4:33|
|7.||"Regulate" (Nate Dogg and Warren G)||Warren G||4:11|
|8.||"Pour Out a Little Liquor" (2Pac and Thug Life)||Johnny "J"||3:30|
|9.||"Gonna Give It to Ya" (Jewell featuring Aaron Hall)||Paisley||4:53|
|10.||"Afro Puffs" (The Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg)||Dr. Dre, Daz Dillinger||4:50|
|11.||"Jus So Ya No" (CPO Boss Hogg)||Tony Green||4:06|
|12.||"Hoochies Need Love Too" (Paradise)||S "Bright Eyess" Riley, Suamana Brown||4:41|
|13.||"I'm Still In Love With You" (Al B. Sure!)||Al B. Sure!||3:47|
|14.||"Crack 'Em" (O.F.T.B.)||DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O.||4:25|
|15.||"U Bring da Dog Out" (Rhythm & Knowledge)||Sean "Barney" Thomas||4:01|
|16.||"Blowed Away" (B-Rezell)||DeVante Swing||4:06|
|17.||"It's Not Deep Enough" (Jewell)||Mr. Dalvin||4:28|
|18.||"Dogg Pound 4 Life" (Tha Dogg Pound)||Dat Nigga Daz||4:59|
|19.||"Pain" (2Pac and Stretch)||Stretch||4:34|
|20.||"Mi Monie Rite!" (Lord G)||Tony Green||3:08|
|21.||"Loyal to the Game" (2Pac, Treach and Riddler)||Reginald Heard||4:36|
|Song||Chart (1994)    ||Peak|
|"Afro Puffs"||U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||5|
|U.S. Dance Club Songs ( Billboard )||5|
|U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||31|
|U.S. Hot Rap Singles||5|
|U.S. The Billboard Hot 100||57|
|"Regulate"||U.S. Hot Rap Singles||1|
|Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||7|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||2|
|United States (RIAA) ||2× Platinum||2,000,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
Information taken from Allmusic. 
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